A lawyer who previously attempted to get Britney Spears out of her conservatorship has asked for the pop star to appear in court on his behalf, now that he has been targeted with a restraining order by the singer’s conservatorship.
Jon J. Eardley filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday asking that the pop star appear at an April 21 hearing in Los Angeles.
A judge previously granted the conservatorship’s request for a restraining order against Eardley, Spears’ former manager Sam Lutfi and ex-boyfriend, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.
In his latest filing, Eardley suggests that because Spears is able to appear at several concerts in Los Angeles later this week, she is well enough to submit to a deposition, despite being under a conservatorship.
“If Britney Spears is well enough to put on two concerts in Los Angeles, she is certainly well enough to attend a trial where attorneys on her behalf have falsely accused Jon Eardley of harassment and elder abuse,” the filing reads.
Eardley’s legal team wants to question Spears on whether she authorized the lawyer “to take legal action on her behalf,” and whether he caused “her substantial emotional distress,” as has been alleged by Spears' conservators.
If the pop star is not able to appear in court for the hearing, Eardley will ask a judge to require Spears to offer an oral deposition “at a location of her choosing.”